The Dutch wind project developer, E-Connection, has placed an order at Danish Vestas for 11 turbines totaling 46 MW for the first phase of the wind project Oosterscheldekering Wind Optimisation.
The wind project consists of the four wind parks Binnenhaven, Roggeplaat-West, Noordland Buiten and Vluchthaven.
Wind Project with Key Location
It is located directly on the waterfront, on a storm surge barrier in the Zeeland province in the southwest of the Netherlands.
There, Vestas has developed a wind energy solution customised to the site's high wind conditions with average wind speeds of more than 9 m/s at hub height.
A Mixed Solution
The project is a mix of new turbines and turbines that replace older turbine types, and in total it features nine V136-4.2 MW turbines and two V117-4.2 MW turbines with site-specific towers. They are combined with a 15-year Active Output Management service contract to optimise annual energy production and offer competitive levelled cost of energy.
Noordland Buiten and Vluchthaven
At Noordland Buiten and Vluchthaven wind parks, the current five V90-3.0 MW turbines will be replaced by five V136-4.2 MW turbines which will significantly improve their annual energy production due to the more efficient turbines.
The Binnenhaven and Roggeplaat-West wind parks will feature four V136-4.2 MW turbines and two V117-4.2 MW turbines respectively.
Rick Wasser, Director of E-Connection stated: “We appreciate partnering with a supportive partner like Vestas and collaborating with the province, municipalities, Rijkswaterstaat and environmental organisations. We are looking forward to commissioning phase one of this complex project in summer 2021, signifying a great step for the renewable power supply of the region. Collectively, from spring 2022, the turbines will generate as much wind power as 60,000 households in the Netherlands use annually”.
“This order comes from our valued customer E-Connection, with whom we have had a productive partnership for about 15 years in the Netherlands. This project re-enforces the success of the V136-4.2 MW turbine for the Dutch market being installed at the sea defence walls at the North Sea in one of the country’s best wind locations”, said Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe.
“It emphasises our capability to provide customised wind energy solutions for complex projects that significantly contribute to achieving the sustainable energy goals of the Netherlands while at the same time create maximum value for our customer’s business case,” Baar added.
The four wind parks solution will be lowering turbine downtime and thus optimising the energy output.
The contract further includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 15-year Active Output Management 4000 service agreement.
Deliveries are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2021 and commissioning is planned for the same quarter.
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